An interesting article about my brother: a doctor, an entrepreneur, and recently a member on the board of Democratic Movement (Demokratie in Bewegung, DiB). Democratic Movement (DiB) is a new party full of diversity. "In the nineties I fled with my family from the civil war in Afghanistan to Germany. I am a doctor, entrepreneur, and recently a member on the board of Democratic Movement (DiB). Today many people would probably doubt that my family could integrate in Germany so well, yet we even found our new home here. In many ways we do not fit in with the "typical German" stereotype.
On one hand my parents are religious and traditional. It was very important to them that we spoke our native language, Pashto, at home, so that we do not forget our culture and our roots. But, they have also shown us values like open-mindedness, justice, honesty and hard work. My parents never went to school, therefore it was important for them that their children received a good education. My parents vision for us has become a successful reality as my siblings are now working as industrial mechanics, a professional football player, and a business economist. I felt it was enriching that I was allowed to grow up in two different cultures.
My goal at Democratic Movement (DiB) is to encourage more people to get involved in politics. People who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences, languages and origins. It must not be that skin color or origin can lead to the fact that we do not use the many different talents of the people and do not listen to their ideas and solutions. Because we need them urgently if we want to solve the challenges of our time.
DiB is the first party to have a fixed quota for diversity - for all important positions. DiB not only stands for values such as open-mindedness and diversity, but already implements them. In 21st century politics we need more diversity, transparency, and participation from the society.
We need a just and sustainable policy. We need a strong democratic movement."